The Toolbox Podcast
About The Toolbox Podcast
The Toolbox, is delivered by the counseling staff at Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Indiana, a suburb on the north side of Indianapolis. In today's world of soccer games, to do lists and multi tasking, Craig, Carroll and Juli realized they can bring information to parents versus adding one more parent evening to a family's busy week.
The Toolbox is intended to bring real topics about teenagers to parents equipping them with resources that help in the areas of stress management, organization, teen relationships, planning for the future, social media and much more. Craig, Juli and Carroll have over 50 combined years of experiences working with teenagers and are passionate about helping students always be a better version of themselves.
About the Podcast Interviewers
Craig Spinner is a husband, father and lovable dog owner. He is a graduate of Hanover College (IN) and did his graduate work at Indiana State University. Craig started his career in the field of social services working with persons with disabilities as a job coach. He then moved into education, where for 7 years he taught English, Speech and English as a Second Language at the high school and middle school levels. Craig has spent the past 13 years as a School Counselor at Westifeld Middle School and is also seeking further education to practice as a License Mental Health Counselor. Craig loves The Toolbox because it gets needed information to parents on their time arming them with tools needed to help their children be successful.
Juli Brown is currently a school counselor at Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Indiana. Prior to counseling, Juli taught elementary and middle school and has worked in education for the past 21 years.
Passionate about teaching from an early age, Juli earned a teaching scholarship to attend Indiana University in Bloomington. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree, she taught for 7 years and earned a master’s degree in counseling from Indiana-University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Juli is a wife, mom to two daughters, dog-lover, skin care consultant, and self-trained, amateur decorator-designer. She believes in the power of mindset to propel us forward and overcome doubts, fears, and worries that hold us back from our true potential. She loves being part of the Toolbox to help families navigate this season of life.